Trithemis longistyla 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Trithemis longistyla
Species Authority: (Fraser, 1953)
Congothemis longistyla Fraser, 1953
Taxonomic Source(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B. and Clausnitzer, V. 2014. The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe. Studies in Afrotropical Zoology 298: 1-264.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-06-03
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Djikstra, K. D, Kipping, J., Schutte, K. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
This is one of many species known only from limited material from the central Congo Basin. Extensive tracts of potential habitat are present and the species is most probably under-collected rather than rare. It is assessed as Least Concern, with a probable widespread distribution.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)
1988 Insufficiently Known (K)
1986 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is currently known only from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Eala, Busu Lite and one additional unnamed site).
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Unknown but possibly present in swamp forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Trithemis longistyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T5222A11119454. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided